Previous generation 2.5 D4D or 3.0 DVD which one???

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yotaman
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Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:14 am

If one remove the following from the equation: Power (speed and torque). Which one would be the better buy in terms of fuel economy and reliability? You honest opinion would be greatly appreciated :think: Are there any 2.5 D4D owners out there that regret not getting the 3.0? please be honest :beg:
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Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:15 am

I had the 2,5 until a few weeks ago.

Even with a standard glass fibre canopy the 2,5 use MORE fuel than the 3,0.

passing trucks took some serious planning .....


Eventually fitted an intercooler and chip to the 2,5, and fitted a free flow box at the back. Marked improvement in both response from the engine, better passing ability, and also reduced fuel economy - BUT, as with any chip, put foot and she DRINKS ....


for the same money - buy the 3,0.


all that said - I LOVED the 2,5 on long trips. But then we were idling along at 105 to 115km/h.

NOT the vehicle if you are in a hurry.
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Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:37 pm

Tks Chris, hitherto my suspicions were spot on!
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:54 pm

I have the 3.0 D4D and for towing I would definitely recommend the 3.0. Overtaking is a breeze and you never feel that the motor is over stressed as power is there when needed.

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Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:08 am

The 3l is much better cruiser as the 2.5. Had both. Will only buy the 2.5 as a work horse in future, not for long distances where you have to overtake trucks.
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Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:45 pm

Had both and the 3.0d is definately the best and quietest, not a lot of difference in mpg.
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